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  • President Barack Obama speaks to the press outside the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, July 21, 2014.

    President Obama gives a statement on the tragedy in Ukraine. The president says the immediate focus is on recovering those who were lost and conducting a transparent investigation.

  • Obama taking heat for handling of Ukraine, Israel: Report

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports President Obama is taking heat for his handling of geopolitical events taking place around the world.

  • Frustration for families of MH17

    NBC's Katy Tur reports anger is intensifying over the handling of the crash site of MH17, and the victims' families are growing increasingly frustrated.

  • British PM speaks to Putin: Report

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken with Vladimir Putin and has advised him to use his influence to allow investigators to the crash scene.

  • Scope of latest US sanctions 'limited'

    Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, and Pawel Swidlicki, research analyst at Open Europe, discuss the latest U.S. sanctions on Russia and the possibility of harsher sanctions from the EU.

  • MH17 shot down by separatists: UK PM

    Russia must end its support to Ukrainian separatists and its attempt to destabilize Ukraine, says U.K. Prime Minister, David Cameron, saying there is evidence of Russian providing training to rebels.

  • It's a 'defining moment for Russia': Cameron

    David Cameron, U.K. prime minister, says now is a "defining moment" for Russia and that the EU and the West should be ready to "fundamentally change" their approach to Russia.

  • Putin showing disregard for humanity: Expert

    Discussing the international implications of the war in Ukraine and the treatment of the crash site, with former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.

  • Do Russians still support Putin?

    NBC's Jim Maceda discuss how Russian citizens on the ground are reacting to the tragedy of MH17 and if they still support Vladimir Putin.

  • Shock turns to anger over MH17

    Anger is rising over the handling of the remains of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, reports NBC's Miguel Almaguer.

  • Putin using energy to blackmail Europe: Sen.

    Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-Wis.), explains why the U.S. needs to get tougher with Russian President Putin.

  • Need 'sanctions plus' on Russian bear: Expert

    Jason Poblete, Poblete Tamargo attorney, discusses why tougher sanctions on Russia are needed to curb Putin's aggression in the region.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    The Russian news media is backing President Putin while disputing U.S. crash allegations, reports NBC's Jim Maceda.

  • Fighting erupts in Ukraine

    NBC's Keir Simmons reports of fighting near a railway station in east Ukraine's Donetsk as crash investigators arrive.

  • Putin's turning point?

    Roman Popadiuk, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, and Angela Stent, Georgetown University professor, discuss the likelihood of increased sanction against Russia and supplying military support to Ukraine.

  • Geopolitcal hotspots: Middle East & Ukraine

    Secretary Kerry is headed to the Middle East in hopes of brokering a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers. Also a look at growing concerns in the U.S. over who was responsible for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

  • Time for Putin to face moment of truth: Expert

    Nina Khrushcheva, The New School professor, discusses the fallout from Russian's relationship with separatists and imposing additional sanctions on Russia. Let's push Putin and see how scared he gets, suggests Khrushcheva.

  • Tensions rise between US & Russia

    Ben White, CNBC contributor, shares his thoughts on the likelihood of imposing tougher sanctions on Russia.

  • International debate over Ukraine plane crash site

    NBC's Jim Maceda reports anger is rising over the handling of the remains of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, and Russian President Putin appears unwilling to cut his ties with Ukrainian separatist.

  • International investigators arrive in Ukraine

    Dutch forensic investigators have arrived in Donetsk, Ukraine, says Paul Sonne, reporter for the Wall Street Journal, amid reports of fighting between armed forces and rebels at the airport and railway station.